Niko Laaksonen

I am a research fellow in the Lendület Automorphic forms group (led by Gergely Harcos) at the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics in Budapest, Hungary.  I got my PhD from UCL in 2016. It was supervised by Yiannis Petridis with whom I also completed my Master’s degree in 2011. My research interests are in analytic number theory and the spectral theory of automorphic forms.

Previously I was a postdoc at McGill University  (’17-’18) hosted by Dmitry Jakobson, Maksym Radziwill, John Toth, Dimitris Koukoulopoulos and Iosif Polterovich; and at KTH (’16-’17) supervised by Pär Kurlberg. I also visited Morten Risager at the University of Copenhagen from October 2015 until January 2016 under the London Mathematical Society’s 150th Anniversary Postdoctoral Mobility Grant.

Outside my research, I am a computer enthusiast with a soft spot for LISP.  At the moment I am also studying anything related to machine learning.